A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald (Heftet)

Serie: Historical Guides to American Authors 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 296
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Historical Guides to American Authors
ISBN/EAN: 9780195153033
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Although perceived in his own day as a lightweight chronicler of 1920s trends and fads, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is now recognized as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. Whether for his classic novels (The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night), his frequently anthologized short stories ("Babylon Revisited," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"), or his searing essays of personal examination (The Crack-Up), Fitzgerald is rightly celebrated as a master stylist who plumbs the depths of love, loss, and longing. Unfortunately, much of the interest in Fitzgerald has focused on biographical concerns, including his meteoric rise to fame, his tempestuous marriage to quintessential flapper Zelda Sayre, his rivalry with Ernest Hemingway, and his tragic descent into alcoholism and depression. The resulting, somewhat distorted, image of Fitzgerald has been that of as a self-destructive literary playboy. Even scholarly treatments of the author have tended to depict him as a mere spokesm

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